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Off camera flash with a nikon d90

Ian White 15 183 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 8:22PM

can you please give me some advice i have a metz 44 AF-1 Flash and would like to use it off my camera, i set the camera up to use the flash as a commander but do i set the flash up as a slave unit or something else

Sorry if it's a darft question

Thanks , Ian

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lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
31 Jul 2012 9:42PM
Hello Ian
Im not a nikon user but Im pretty sure to fire the metz off camera you will need a male to female hotshoe lead/cable
You can get them off ebay for very little money
Gaucho 16 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 10:26PM
I don't know the Metz, but if it is dedicated to the Nikon then yes you set the flash as the slave unit and the D90 as commander. If it isn't fully dedicated then as lawbert says you'll need a cable.
timbo 15 596 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 8:56AM
I use the commander mode for my sb 800/900's and it is great. You would need to read the instructions for your metz to see if it can be used in the same way. If not then a cable or a slave cell adapter would work (you would need to switch off the pre flash if using a slave)
1 Aug 2012 11:31AM
Taken off there website about the product :-

"Depending on the camera, the Metz 44 AF-1 also offers a slave mode, making wireless TTL flash child’s play".

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